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A lawyer by training, Robert left that field looking for other creatively enriching opportunities. He worked for a while in politics and had a chance to experience more of the country than the two coasts he had lived on. He learned there was more of a com

Kids' Furniture by Muu

In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made in the USA finds with us. This week, they spotlight Muu, which specializes in design for kids. I had the pleasure of sitting down for a cup of iced coffee with Robert Kwak, the owner, founder, and designer for Muu, a great modern line of furniture for nurseries and kids rooms, manufactured in the US. I was curious about his decision to keep the process stateside, especially considering the extra regulations involved in crib manufacturing which are on top of the more stringent (and some may argue more expensive) worker and environmental regulations that companies must follow to manufacture in the United States.  
September 19, 2011
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Building Community

With a clean-lined new loft building designed by El Dorado Inc., a fleet of hip galleries, and a burgeoning creative class, Wichita is anything but plains.
September 16, 2011
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Filmore Clark: American Tile

In the October 2011 issue we're spotlighting all of our favorite American-made design. To lend a hand, we've asked Michael and Ruth Storc of the great site Design Patriot to share their top Made in the USA finds with us. Keep an eye out for a series of four posts from the duo.  
September 15, 2011
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Three Questions for Tom Moser

This morning I spoke with Tom Moser, the man who founded the Auburn, Maine, furniture and woodworking firm Thos. Moser, about the reissue of his 1977 book, How to Build Shaker Furniture. We spoke about the endurance of Shaker designs, the book, and what he hopes to achieve through his work. The former Bates College professor told me that he hopes his book, which was out of print for about a decade, catches on again. We covered the Thos. Moser Deacons's bench in our October Made in the USA issue, and as part of the release of the book, Moser has offered a great PDF that describes how the Deacon's bench is made over at Popular Woodworking. Read on.
September 15, 2011
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kMix by De'Longhi

This month, kitchen and home appliance company De'Longhi is launching its new kMix breakfast collection. The foursome—which includes a two-slice toaster, coffee maker, pump espresso maker, and kettle—is a zippy, modern addition to the company's line. Take a peek at its new offerings.
September 14, 2011
Katherine Raz (left) and Libby Alexander, founders of Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up flea market in Chicago.

The Seekers

Thanks to the Vintage Bazaar, a pop-up market started by locals Katherine Raz and Libby Alexander, the Windy City is brimming with prime design finds.
September 13, 2011
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America's Regional Design

Sure, buying American is something to get behind—we're celebrating it all month long—but if for you buying local is about makers across town, not across state lines, then these designers may very well be up your alley. Burrow deeper into local design with our handy guide to the collectives and creators enlivening five American design scenes from Seattle to Cleveland to good old New York City. 
September 13, 2011
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Cloth Extension Cord

This month we're beating the drum of American design, with a special emphasis on those objects you just figure are bound to be made overseas. A fine example, and a remarkably handsome one at that, is this cloth extension cord from the made-in-the-USA obsessed New Yorkers of Best Made Company.
September 12, 2011
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NorthernGRADE Men's Market

We're celebrating the best of American-made design this month, and a pair of guys—Max Wastler and Joe Gannon—who make it their business to celebrate Americana all year long are taking part in the pop-up men's market NorthernGRADE this weekend in Minneapolis. Wastler and Gannon are selling sporting goods all with an American provenance under the name Buckshot Sonny's from noon to 8 PM at Architectural Antiques on Saturday, September 10th. I've known Wastler for a while and Dwell readers unfamiliar with his great blog All Plaid Out will know him for his great essay Ain't That America in the October 2011 issue. I talked with Wastler and Gannon about their venture, why they love American-made goods, and what's in store for Buckshot Sonny's.
September 9, 2011
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